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Trooper Shawn W. Snow

New York State Police, New York

End of Watch Sunday, August 3, 2008

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Reflections for Trooper Shawn W. Snow

Rest In Peace, Trooper Snow.

Lt T Carr
NYPD

August 5, 2008

TROOPER SHAWN SNOW MUST HAVE BEEN A CARING SOULD AND MUST HAVE BEEN WILLING TO LEND A HAND. HIS DEATH IS A TRAGIC. MY SYMPATHY LIE WITH TROOPER SNOW'S FAMILY AND THE NEW YOUR STATE POLICE.

RESPECTFULLY,
TROOPER K. KEMPEN

TROOPER KRISTIN KEMPEN
WISCONSIN STATED PATROL

August 5, 2008

Rest easy brother. Your family and friends are in our prayers.

Detective
Kentucky State Police

August 5, 2008

The policeman stood and faced God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining,
just as brightly as his brass.

"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To my church have you been true?"

The policeman squared his shoulders and said,
"No lord, I guess I ain't,
because those of us who carry a badge
can't always be a saint."

I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
because the streets are awfully tough.

But I never took a penny,
that wasn't mine to keep
though I worked a lot of overtime
when the bills got just too steep.

And I never passed a cry for help,
though at time I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.

I know I don't deserve a place
among the people here.
They never wanted me around
except to calm their fear.

If you've a place for me here, Lord,
It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't I'll understand.

There was a silence all around the throne
where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
for the judgment of his god.

"Step forward now, policeman,
you’ve born your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
you’ve done your time in hell"


My heart and prayers go out to you all.

Motor officer Terry Pauley
Plano PD Plano, TX

August 5, 2008

God always picks the best to be at his side.

Patrol Officer
James City County Police Department

August 5, 2008

Rest in Peace my Brother, God Bless you, your family and your Dept.

OFFICER BOB SWOPE #5609
OLMSTED FALLS POLICE DEPT.OHIO

August 5, 2008

To the wife...children...and extended family...of Trooper Shawn W. Snow...I offer my most sincere condolences.

This was such a tragic circumstance...and I offer my prayers...for the Snow family...as well as the other man's family...who also lost their loved one...as a result of this accident.

Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord...may the perpetual light shine upon him...may his soul...and all the souls...of the faithful departed...through the mercy of God...rest in peace. Amen

I pray that God reward Trooper Shawn W. Snow...for having made the ultimate sacrifice...in serving and protecting his community.

I also offer prayers...for the soul of the other man...who also lost his life.

Remember that life is changed...not ended...and someday... you all will be reunited again...for eternity.

With my deepest sympathy.

Anita L. Culosi
sister of NYS Tpr. Salvatore J. Embarrato eow 7/6/61

August 5, 2008

Rest in peace Trooper Snow...

Lieutenant
Genesee County, Michigan

August 5, 2008

REST IN PEACE.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

August 5, 2008

FROM ONE NEW YORKER TO ANOTHER, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

SGT. D. HANLEY
ST. GEORGE PD. SC.

August 5, 2008

Rest in Peace Commercial Man... God Bless All

DB
Calif Hwy Patrol..Ret.

August 5, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
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Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

August 5, 2008

very tragic and unsettling. It goes to show the public how dangerous our jobs can be even in the seemless of tasks. I will pray for the family and friends of this brave officer.

patrol officer
new orleans area pd

August 5, 2008

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family and friends of this fallen hero.

Andrew / Narcotics Detective
Baltimore City Police, MD

August 5, 2008

More than just a Trooper, but a friend and hero. May God be with you and your family. You will be missed.

Trooper Steven Bos
New York State Police

August 5, 2008

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Trooper Snow. Each of us who loves anyone in law enforcement realizes that it is not the easiest or safest job around, but we are so proud of our Troopers / police officers. Thank you for 19 great years on the job, Trooper Snow! RIP and God Bless!!!

NYSP Wife
Troop C

August 5, 2008

The Florida Police Chiefs Association would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Trooper Shawn Snow, and the New York State Police. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great sadness. Please take comfort in knowing that your extended law enforcement family grieves with you. Trooper Snow, we thank you for your service. You will not be forgotten.

Members and Staff
Florida Police Chiefs Association

August 5, 2008

Rest in Peace, Brother.

OFC B. Grajek

August 5, 2008

We would like to send our warmest regards and deepest condolences to the family, friends and department of Trooper Shawn W. Snow. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult and sad time.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc.
Members & Staff

August 5, 2008

TO: The New York State Police and the family of Brother Snow , Please accecpt the condolences of me and my family.
Brother Shawn ,Please keep the gates of heaven open for the rest of use. RIP.

Cpl. Robert L. Padgett ( RET. )
Charles County Sheriff's Office ,Md.

August 5, 2008

Rest in peace, brother.

Officer R. Law
Rocklin Police Department

August 5, 2008

My sincerest sympathy to the family and friends of Trooper Shawn Snow as well as to the New York State Police. Rest in peace Trooper Snow, you are gone but will not be forgotten...

Dispatcher Sue Rusch, CTO
Punta Gorda PD, Punta Gorda FL

August 5, 2008

Rest in peace brother and your family will be in my prayers

Deputy John Latour
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office

August 5, 2008

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service.

gordon hobbs
nc game warden

August 5, 2008

Rest in peace my brother in blue. Now you can walk Heaven's beat. Your family, friends, and co-workers with the New York State Police, are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

Sr. Officer D. Johns
City of Sandy Springs Police, Georgia

August 5, 2008

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